May Allah reward you for this useful site inshallah.
1 Would you please give me the definition and explanation, if possible, of the
following terms: Hafs and As-Soosiyy - Hafs 'an' Aasim - Ash Shaatibiyyah - Al
Bazzee - and Raawee.
2 Would you please tell me what is the "Shatibiyyah poem" and where
can I get ahold of it?
3 Do you know where I can buy some Qur’anic audio cassettes featuring "Warsh"
May Allah help you in your answers and may He reward you kindly inshallah
Wa alaikum wa
rahmatu Allahi wa barakatuh.
1. Hafs, As-Soosiyy,
and, Al-Bazzee, are all names or nicknames for famous qurra’aa of the early
generations, who recited to and learned from great reciters of the early
period after the Prophet,
The way they recited and taught, all authentically transmitted from the
so well known, that it was named after them.
recited to Imam ‘Aasim, and the way of recitation then is called, Hafs ‘an
bin Feerruh bin Khalaf bin Ahmed Ash-Shaatibiyy was a scholar from
and amazing enough, blind, and was a great scholar of the qira’aat.
He composed a poem outlining the two most famous ways passed down from
each of seven strong imams. This
poem is named
but has become known by the name of its author, and therefore often called
referring to ways of recitation is a narrator who related a specific way from
a main imam of recitation. He either took the way from the imam directly or
through one of his students.
Shatibiyyah poem then is as described above.
It is 1173 lines long and a major reference for the seven qira’aat.
It is available in Islamic bookstores in the
, and also available in online stores as text only or in a CD with text and
sound. There are some layouts much
better than others and some recordings closer to the way of reciting the poem
passed down from Imam Ash-Shaatibiyy, than others, but we could not tell from
the websites which are better than others. These
two sites are among a few that carry it; but please note, we are not endorsing
3. There are sets of Sheikh Al-Husary reading Warsh available in
, but we understand that they are difficult to come by. There
are different recordings available online of the recitation of Warsh. One link
that has Ash-Sheikh Husray reading Warsh is: